The use of a manufacturing strategy tool and the role of national culture
Paper i proceeding, 2014

This paper presents findings from an empirical study of the use of a manufacturing strategy tool in seven companies in Sweden and Singapore. We investigated the influence of national culture when using a manufacturing strategy tool. Hofstede’s national cultural dimensions and underlying factors model were applied. The findings show that it is possible to explain differences in the use of manufacturing strategy tools when considering national cultural dimensions. It was found that the factors of power distance, long-term orientation, and masculinity influence participation and decision-making when using a manufacturing strategy tool.

national cultural dimensions

framework

Manufacturing strategy

Författare

Malin E S Löfving

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Kristina Säfsten

Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Roland Lim Yan Guan

Proceedings of the 21st EurOMA Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy, June 20th-25th, Palermo, Italy

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Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

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